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Two actors play 25 parts in Dad's Army show on Bedford stage

The much-loved characters and humour of Dad’s Army will be recreated on the stage in Bedford next week.

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Max Dickins in The Man on the Moor

Striking play in Bedford explores a real-life modern mystery

Following his successful run of The Man on the Moor at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Max Dickins brings this one-man play to Bedford next week.

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Theatregoers are promised a story that will delight and surprise young and old alike

The Owl and the Pussycat sail in to Bedford with a theatrical treat

Bedfordshire children’s theatre company Full House will be bringing their latest show to the town next month.

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The duo comprise Glenn Moore, known from BBC Twos Mock The Week, and Matt Stevens of BBC Radio 4s Sketchorama

Thunderbards bring heartfelt absurdity and high-concept silliness to Bedford

Sketch comedy duo Thünderbards present an evening of material from their four critically-acclaimed shows in Bedford on Saturday May 12.

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Iain Stirling

Voice of Love Island comes to Bedford with new show

Bafta-award winning comic Iain Stirling is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour to Bedford next week.

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Youngsters lead the way in Bugsy Malone

Custard pies and splurge at the ready for Bugsy Malone in Bedford

The classic pint-sized gangster hit Bugsy Malone is coming to Bedford next week.

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Bill Lay as Jeffrey Bernard

An affectionate portrait of a drinker, gambler and writer comes to Bedford

Keith Waterhouse’s lauded dramatic portrait of one of journalism’s most  notorious characters comes to Bedford next week.

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The orchestra is based at the Southbank Centre in London

Lush and romantic evening is promised by top orchestra in Bedford

Passion and Poetry is the title of a concert being performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra in Bedford next month.

Music
The story tells of three women who gain revenge on their sexist boss

Marianettes working 9 to 5 to stage hit musical in Bedford

The ever-popular sounds of Dolly Parton will get Bedford audiences tapping their toes as a hit musical is staged in the town.

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John Suchet is among the speakers at the event

Big names heading to Beds for Ampthill Literary Festival

Leading broadcasters and authors are heading to Ampthill later this month for the town’s annual literary festival.

Arts
Jayaben Desai protested against the humiliation she and other female employees felt

Celebrate a woman who led a landmark workers’ revolt in Bedford play

The extraordinary story of a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace is returning to Bedford.

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Morgan & West

An adventure in time with a dashing magical duo in Bedford

The 19th century’s greatest time-travelling magical duo Morgan & West return to Bedford next week.

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Eleanor Conway

Sex, sobriety and the modern addict explored by Eleanor in Bedford show

Some people talk the talk and don’t walk the walk – but Eleanor Conway is someone who puts her money where her mouth is.

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The Philharmonia Orchestra. Picture: Camilla Greenwell

Power and melody combine in rousing Bedford concert

Trumpets and horns shout out in terror, the violins sob with longing – when Tchaikovsky wears his heart on his sleeve, there’s emotion in every note.

Music
The play is set in Texas in 1999, following the chance encounter of Frankie and Shyanne

Hometown joy for playwright as work gets Bedford showing

Bedford playwright Mike Elliston will have one of his plays professionally performed in the town  next month for the first time.

Theatre and Comedy
Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts

Review: Ready Player One is a delicious feast of '80s and '90s nostalgia

Matt Adcock reviews Ready Player One (12A), directed by Stephen Spielberg

Arts
Estate gardens manager Martin Towsey with Woburns Red Book

Pioneering gardener’s work celebrated in new exhibition

A new exhibition at Woburn Abbey is celebrating the work of the first person to describe himself as a ‘landscape gardener’.

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Families have been working with artists to create the works. Picture: Maria Anastassiou

Cinema gets real in Bedford as major project opens up

A contemporary outdoor film installation set in two streets in Bedford opens in the town this weekend.

Arts
Nan Herbert set up and ran the First World War military hospital at Wrest

Celebrate Wrest’s leading lady Nan at special event

A unique event at Wrest Park will explore the eventful life of Nan Herbert, one of the most prominent female characters in the property’s history.

Whats on
Certain Age present Life X 3 at The Place in Bedford

Bedford play offers a chance to wipe away regrets after party

An entertaining evening of “what if?” is promised for theatregoers as an intriguing play is performed in Bedford next week.

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